Texas Tech University

Virtual Advising Options

In support of Texas Tech University efforts to respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pre-Professional Health Careers will continue to prefer virtual academic advising appointments until further notice. If you feel it is necessary to meet with an advisor in person, please contact your advisor directly before scheduling an appointment. 

Pre-Health students have the following options for working with a PPHC Advisor as they approach the Fall 2020 term and as they plan for Spring and Summer 2021 registration:

Online Video Conference Appointments (via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

1: A few minutes before your scheduled appointment time, click the link provided by your advisor (go.ttu.edu/advising-pphc) to "check-in."

2: As you join the PPHC Advising Waiting Room in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please use your first and last name (if prompted), and give permission to access your microphone at minimum.

3: Wait for your advisor to move you into their virtual office. Please note: this is a shared space.

Online Video Conference Appointment Recommendations:

While you can join a video conference appointment via your smartphone, we recommend a laptop or desktop computer or tablet if at all possible.

Some browsers require access to your microphone to play audio, even if you don't plan to speak. You will also have the option of making your video available.

We have found the Google Chrome browser to be the most consistent user experience compared to other browsers. Microsoft Edge has been the least consistent.

In the bottom-right corner when you sign in, click the purple tab, then click the gear symbol to find the "Audio and Video Settings" to enable your microphone and video.

Close unnecessary windows or tabs, especially those streaming media and silence any outside audio, as these can disrupt the appointment connection.

Phone-in Advising Appointments

1: At your scheduled appointment time, call 806-742-3078. You will be connected with your advisor as soon as they are available.

2: If disconnected at any point during a phone appointment, please call back as soon as you are able.

3: If new questions arise after your phone appointment, you are welcome to schedule another phone appointment.

Phone-in Advising Recommendations:

To reduce wait times, please do not call in early. Your advisor will likely be working with other students up to your scheduled appointment time and may not be available earlier than scheduled.

It can be helpful to have a laptop or tablet logged in, plugged in, and ready to use for reference during your phone appointment.

If you are unable to reconnect over the phone, please email your advisor to let them know and reschedule if necessary.

Please do not drive or respond to other calls/texts while calling in for your advising appointment.

General Remote Advising Tips

Check your @ttu.edu email for updates before and after your appointment.

Make sure you are in a confidential and distraction-free environment.

Make sure that you have a stable internet/phone connection available for your appointment.

Treat virtual advising appointments like regular, in-person appointments:

> Be on-time (if you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule)

> Be prepared with questions and note-taking materials

> Be appropriately dressed if sharing video

Important Notices

If others will be present during your phone or online advising appointment, please inform your advisor and ensure that all in attendance are properly documented as approved for academic records release on your current FERPA Waiver Form.

Students should still schedule appointments with their assigned PPHC Advisor via Strive.ttu.edu. The only difference is that students will note their preferred method of connecting with their advisor in the comments section when scheduling their appointment; just put "online" or "by phone."

The PPHC Team is keenly aware of how much has changed and how fast things can change. Please follow CDC Guidelines for your health and well-being, check your @ttu.edu email regularly, and reach out for assistance whenever it is needed. 

Other advising offices might also provide virtual advising via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. If they are, you'll be able to find them here:

Advising Area Connect Online
OR Dial-In
College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources http://go.ttu.edu/advising-ag

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 120 542 6763
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
College of Architecture http://go.ttu.edu/advising-ar

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 539 855 5745
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
College of Arts and Sciences http://go.ttu.edu/advising-as

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 436 032 0482
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration http://go.ttu.edu/advising-ba

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 190 430 2252
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
College of Education http://go.ttu.edu/advising-ed

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 430 025 5637
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering http://go.ttu.edu/advising-en

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 654 824 1747
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
TTUA Explore Advising http://go.ttu.edu/advising-explore

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 250 282 4485
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Graduate School http://go.ttu.edu/advising-gr

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 315 196 5103
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Honors College http://go.ttu.edu/advising-hr

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 534 566 6609
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
College of Human Sciences http://go.ttu.edu/advising-hs

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 908 165 6350
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
College of Media & Communication http://go.ttu.edu/advising-mc

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 462 290 3944
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Professional Health Careers Advising (PPHC) http://go.ttu.edu/advising-pphc

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 821 810 4470
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
TTUA Academic Recovery Advising http://go.ttu.edu/advising-recover

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 901 109 9507
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
TTU Costa Rica http://go.ttu.edu/advising-ticos

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 796 174 2921
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
University Programs & Student Success http://go.ttu.edu/advising-un

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 404 097 2163
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts http://go.ttu.edu/advising-vp

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 608 455 6226
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Student support resources might also be using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for virtual assistance and services. If they are, you'll be able to find them here:

Support Area Connect Online
OR Dial-In
FGC - First Generation College Students http://go.ttu.edu/support-fgc

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 702 979 1944
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Marsha Sharp Center for Student Athletics http://go.ttu.edu/support-marshasharp

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 563 513 2429
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
McNair Scholars http://go.ttu.edu/support-mcnair

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 699 889 8407
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
MVP - Military & Veterans Programs http://go.ttu.edu/support-mvp

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 196 791 9225
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Office of International Affairs http://go.ttu.edu/support-oia

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 402 080 0922
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
PADR - Programs for Academic Development & Retention http://go.ttu.edu/support-padr

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 274 172 8900
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
SDS - Student Disability Services & TECHniques Center http://go.ttu.edu/support-sds

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 467 271 8331
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
TRIO Student Support Services http://go.ttu.edu/support-trio

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 384 892 2897

Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

TSI - Texas Success Initiative http://go.ttu.edu/support-tsi

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 277 859 3875
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Learning Center & Supplemental Instruction http://go.ttu.edu/support-tutoring

+1-571-392-7650 PIN: 297 694 2877
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm